Jharkhand farmers to get Rs 5000 per acre for kharif crops

India News
Ranchi, Dec 21
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today announced that the state government would give Rs 5000 on per acre of land to farmers for the Kharif crops.Addressing a press conference here at the project building late in the evening he said that those farmers who have less than one acre of land they too would be getting a minimum of Rs 5000 for the Kharif crop which would be paid to them through cheques.

This scheme would cover 22.76 lakh small and medium scale farmers in the state and the scheme would be known as Krishi Aashirwad Yojana which would be included in the budget for 2019-20 and a total of Rs 2250 crore would be spent under the scheme, he said.

Mr Das said this scheme would be highly beneficial to realise the dream of making the income double of the farmers as visioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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